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"KIV" 2004 Obituary


KIVI o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-10-27 published
Clifford Alexander FIELDING
Clifford Alexander FIELDING, D.Sc., D.Cn.L, aged 89, on October 18, 2004 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital.
Beloved husband of Lily FIELDING (née KIVI) of Sudbury for 68 years. Predeceased by
his loving daughter Brenda Elaine WALLACE in 1997 and his beloved son Malcolm James FIELDING in 2000. Predeceased by his parents George PARKER FIELDING and Agnes (CAESAR) FIELDING. Predeceased by his sister Amy MATSON (Frank) and brothers Stanley, Frank (Florence,) George (Helen,) Sydney (Gwen,) Garnet (Margeret) and Cecil. Loving grandfather of Norinne PERDUE (Gerard), Murray FIELDING, Craig FIELDING (Katriina,) Jeffrey WALLACE, Kristen WALLACE and Gordon WALLACE. Loving great-grandfather of Jason, Cameron and Angela Perdue. Sadly missed by his daughter-in-law Shirley FIELDING and son-in-law James WALLACE. Survived by his brother Carman FIELDING Sr. (pre-deceased by Gerda,) sister-in-law Elvi FIELDING and many nieces and nephews.
Cliff will be remembered for his love of family, a man true to his word, a proud man and a man who treated all equally and with respect. Cliff had a passion for life and community. He enjoyed boxing in his youth and was later inducted, together with his brother Carman, into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame. Cliff was an avid outdoorsman, a bush plane pilot with a love of aviation and a conservationist. Cliff FIELDING was born August 25, 1915 at the family farm in Waters Township (renamed FIELDING Memorial Park in Lively) Ontario. From humble beginnings on the family farm and following graduation from Copper Cliff Public School, he left school to provide for his family. He joined Inco in 1933 as a car and locomotive repairman. In 1935 Cliff started his own transportation company under the name FIELDING and son to provide contract services to haul ore and gravel for the mining companies within the Sudbury District. This was the start of his entrepreneurial efforts and business interests. In 1950, Cliff had expanded his fleet to 40 trucks and a staff of 50. Today, the original business, now operating under the name Alexander Centre Industries Limited, includes Waters Holding Corporation and its operating companies Wavy Industries Ltd. and Fisher Construction Limited, both of Sudbury, and Fisher Harbour on Great LaCloche Island. Cliff was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Waters Holding Corporation and active in the business on a daily basis. Cliff served on corporate, community and business Boards of Directors including the Board of Canadian Pacific Limited in 1970-71 and 1984-1986.
Mr. FIELDING received a Doctor of Science from Laurentian University and a Doctorate of Canon Law from Thornloe University in 1982. He was an active Honourary Patron of the Boy Scouts of Canada. In 1971, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce named him one of Sudbury’s outstanding citizens. Cliff supported many community and charitable organizations including: Governor of the Sudbury Memorial Hospital, a representative of Thornloe College on the Board of Governors of Laurentian University, and a member of Saint John the Divine Anglican Church in Copper Cliff. He was a benefactor to the Finlandia-Koti (Sudbury Finnish Rest Home Society Inc.) In 2002, Cliff and Lily established a charitable foundation to relieve poverty, advance education, support religious institutions and benefit the community. Rested at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Service was held in the Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch Street, Sudbury on Friday, October 22nd, 2004 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery, Sudbury. (Friends called from 4: 00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, no visitation Friday.)

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